Saturday, June 30, 2007
Roswell aliens theory revived by deathbed confession
Last week, the text was released and asserts that the weather balloon claim was a cover story and that the real object had been recovered by the military and stored in a hangar. He described seeing not just the craft, but alien bodies.
Friday, June 29, 2007
Comic Book Martial Arts Ads
I'm pretty sure this is how Jackie Chan got started.
New Maine Mystery Cat Photo Details
Cryptomundo's got it.
Junkie's needle may lead to woman serial killer
For 14 years this spectral figure has been killing and burgling houses across southern Germany, France and Austria.
Scientists can't figure out how whales catch squid
When it comes to catching squid, which have a keen sense of smell, very good eyesight, and can squirt dark ink to hide their escape, humans could learn a lot from whales -- but whales aren't talking.
Ghost hunters document spirit world
With spooky pic.
The mysterious art of dowsing
"I think it's thought of more in terms of a gift that some people have - I doubt many would think of it as being supernatural," Blethen said.
I see dead people
Would you jump at the chance to spend a night in North America's purportedly most haunted institution?
The real Charlie Chan
Did you know that
Earl Derr Biggers' Charlie Chan
was based on a real Hawaiian detective named
Scientists Reverse Mental Retardation in Mice
In a case of life imitating art, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) reported today that they had successfully reversed mental retardation in mice, just as scientists did in the classic 1966 novel Flowers for Algernon.
The return of the Viking warship
On Sunday, 65 men and women will embark on one of the most ambitious, dangerous and important experimental archaeology projects ever undertaken.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
What Was the Beast of Gevaudan?
La Bête du Gévaudan was a real wolf-like monster prowling the Auvergne and South Dordogne areas of France during the years 1764 to 1767, killing about 100 people, often in bizarre circumstances.
How a dead frog could help you woo a lover
The bizarre spell has been unearthed in a unique handwritten book of 400-year-old magic due to be auctioned next month.
Ancient Midwestern Mysteries And Efforts to Preserve Them
About 2,000 years ago, a tribe of Indians in Ohio built a stone fence around the top of a hill. Nobody knows who they were or why they did it. Yet their structure still stands near the no-stoplight town of Bourneville, on a summit the locals call Spruce Hill.
Fort Meade man has ghost hunters investigate home
"This house freaks me out."
A Conversation with Zahi Hawass
The secretary general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, Zahi Hawass is the guardian of the country's incomparable wealth of monuments, a flamboyant showman whose many books and television documentaries have made him the most famous Egyptologist since Howard Carter.
Expedition to look for Bigfoot evidence
Researchers will visit the Upper Peninsula next month to search for evidence of the hairy manlike creature known as "Bigfoot" or "Sasquatch."
CIA releases 'family jewels' on misconduct
The CIA released hundreds of pages of internal reports Tuesday detailing assassination plots against foreign leaders such as Cuba's Fidel Castro and the secret testing of mind-and-behavior altering drugs like LSD on unwitting U.S. citizens.
Egyptologists think they have Hatshepsut's mummy
Egyptologists think they have identified with certainty the mummy of Hatshepsut, the most famous queen to rule ancient Egypt, found in a humble tomb in the Valley of the Kings, an archaeologist said on Monday.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Rubbish is happiness for freegan scavengers
Freegans are scavengers of the developed world, living off consumer waste in an effort to minimise their support of corporations and their impact on the planet, and to distance themselves from what they see as out-of-control consumerism.
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Ghost hunters sniff out paranormal activity
Getting spooky in the O.C.
The lost Bond: for Sean's eyes only
The Bond film that never was.
The nephilim and the pyramid of the apocalypse
Buried in ancient Hebrew texts, undiscovered and largely ignored by scholars, lies a wealth of information about a mysterious cabal of a little known race called the Nephilim.
Hunters defy skeptics, probe the paranormal
Matthew Goetz wasn't surprised when he saw a photograph capturing a mysterious light at the Cobblestone Road Saloon.
Mystery Of Giant Python - In Wild Wales
A spokeswoman said the RSPCA would normally advise people who find a snake to put it inside a pillow case. In the case of the python, however, it is believed the finder used a duvet cover instead.
Unlocking the secrets of Oklahoma City's mysterious city
An underground Chinatown in OKC.
Friday, June 22, 2007
Voyage to the bottom of the Arctic Ocean
An international team of scientists is embarking on a search for life on the floor of the ocean at the roof of the world.
Orson Welles Part of 'Transformers' Lore
Did you know that the 1986 animated film Transformers: The Movie was Orson Welles' last film? Me neither.
Has a Tunguska Crater Been Found?
In the online journal Terra Nova, a team of Italian researchers led by marine geologist Luca Gasperini reports on what may be the missing Tunguska impact crater.
For more on the Tunguska Event see
Created in the 16th century and then abandoned, the garden at Bomarzo was later rediscovered by Salvador Dali, who became entranced by its overgrown grotesquerie. Jessie Sheeler tries to decipher the extraordinary sculptures and hidden meanings of this Italian mystery.
With great pic.
'Mile-wide UFO' spotted by British airline pilot
One of the largest UFOs ever seen has been observed by the crew and passengers of an airliner over the Channel Islands.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Is Bush Closing Gitmo?
Born Yesterday (Part Two)
New Rigorous Intuition.
Bin Laden may have arranged family's US exit: FBI docs
Osama bin Laden may have chartered a plane that carried his family members and Saudi nationals out of the United States after the September 11, 2001 attacks, said FBI documents released Wednesday.
Things that make you go urrgh!
The amazing collection of Sir Henry Wellcome, currently on display in London.
Jellyfish-shaped 'UFO' spotted in Shanghai
Several people reported seeing a jellyfish-shaped unidentified flying object about 8pm in Shanghai on Monday.
Mysterious Brown Mountain Lights respond to bad moods and murders
Occult tales often come into being to explain mysterious phenomena. But it sometimes works in reverse, with storytellers attaching vital pieces of lore to marvels in order to give their assertions permanence.
State scrambles to shore up the Miami Circle
Florida is racing to protect the Miami Circle after a seawall collapsed near the ancient site.
Ruling on courthouse 'ghost': Not likely
Expert: Mysterious floating object caught on tape was tree fluff or insect.
Ghost Tour tells tales of downtown Shreveport
Marfa Lights still tantalize, befuddle
Tantalizing and befuddling observers since the 1880s, when cowboys took them for the ghost of a Native American chief, they've been variously described as orange, red, green, blue, yellow and white things the size of soccer balls or basketballs that bob slowly or flash rapidly about Mitchell Flats at low elevations, merge, split, vanish and reappear.
Riddle of the bog
A murder mystery preserved in peat is at the heart of the British Museum's revamped prehistoric galleries.
This psychic can sketch your soul mate
Upton seeks to preserve mysterious chamber
"You don't know what it is, you don't know how old it is, you don't know who built it," says the husky, bearded Owczarzak. "There's probably as many theories as there are people who ask questions."
500-Year-Old Gunshot Victim Discovered
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Swapatorium finds an old photo of three UFO witnesses holding up a drawing of the craft they saw. A good reminder of how deeply ingrained unexplained events are in the American consciousness.
Be sure to also check out this amazing
garage sale find.
Threats Force SC Library to Cancel Summer Program
A South Carolina library system has closed down its summer programs for young adults after receiving threats and allegations that it was trying to promote "witchcraft" and "drug use."
ChampQuest Director's Disappearance Deepens
Where is Dennis Hall?
Thieves steal Herman Munster's identity
Did Internet thieves steal Herman Munster's MasterCard number? Crooks in an underground chat room for selling stolen credit card numbers and personal consumer information offered pilfered data purportedly about Herman Munster, the 1960s Frankenstein-like character from "The Munsters" TV sitcom.
Where the leylines led
Ever since Alfred Watkins announced his discovery of a network of ancient alignments criss-crossing the British countryside, the history of leys has been less of an old straight track and more of a long and winding road, one that has taken detours into everything from ufology to dowsing.
Mystery glowing ball at Santa Fe Courthouse
A court room in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is buzzing with questions after CCTV footage revealed a glowing ball of light meandering through the car park last Friday.
1924 Everest mystery still unanswered
An expedition retracing the 1924 Mount Everest expedition by George Mallory and Andrew Irvine returned from the mountain Wednesday unable to say whether the men were the first to scale the world‘s highest peak.
Frank Miller to adapt Raymond Chandler novella
Maury Island’s UFO: 60 years later, the mystery lingers
Roswell, once just a military base in the New Mexican desert, is known today as the site of the United States' most high-profile and controversial UFO sighting and crash. But few Islanders know that Maury Island was home to the first alleged UFO sighting in U.S. history, and it took place weeks before two crafts fell from the sky in Roswell.
Archaeologist sparks hunt for Holy Grail
An archaeologist has sparked a Da Vinci Code-style hunt for the Holy Grail after claiming ancient records show it is buried under a 6th century church in Rome.
Solstice revelers heading for Stonehenge
Thousands of modern-day druids, pagans and partygoers converged on Stonehenge late Wednesday as people across the northern hemisphere prepared to welcome the summer solstice - the longest day of the year.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Court camera captures strange image
A strange image captured by a surveillance camera at the First Judicial District courthouse downtown has left sheriff's deputies, lawyers, clerks and judges scratching their heads.
Alas, no pic.
How the dark half lives
As '1408' opens, it's time to check in with Stephen King.
U.F.O. : from Canada to Italy and return
A piece of metal peeped out among the blades of grass. It was a square plate like copper, with strange characters and writing engraved on it.
Chelsea woman's 1830s murder trial to be reargued
Rebecca Peake took her own life in a Chelsea jail cell more than 170 years ago. Yet, as it turns out, she's going to stand trial again in that town on Friday.
Forgotten Indiana Jones was man of many mysteries
The life of turn-of-the-century archaeologist Dr. Edgar J. Banks, who retired to Eustis, remains cloudy 62 years after his death, even though numerous museums and universities treasure ancient Babylonian artifacts he unearthed.
White House aides' e-mail records gone
I am shocked. SHOCKED!
Great-grandson wants Geronimo's bones
Legend has it that Yale University's secretive Skull and Bones society swiped the remains of American Indian leader Geronimo nearly a century ago from an Army outpost in Oklahoma.
Monday, June 18, 2007
New Discoveries reveal a real life Da Vinci Code
"I believe I've discovered exactly what Leonardo Da Vinci left behind for someone to piece together," says Bair.
Scholars Race to Recover a Lost Kingdom on the Nile
On the periphery of history in antiquity, there was a land known as Kush. Overshadowed by Egypt, to the north, it was a place of uncharted breadth and depth far up the Nile, a mystery verging on myth. One thing the Egyptians did know and recorded — Kush had gold.
Mysterious medieval maze restored
Conservationists have described how they have restored a rare medieval earth and grass maze in north Lincolnshire, but said they are no closer to solving the mystery of why and when it was made.
Museum of martial art
Martial arts schools abound, but finding a museum dedicated to the fighting arts is rare. So the recent opening of the Martial Arts History Museum in Newhall is an unusual draw for generations of Americans who grew up learning the snap kick, the round-house and the sweet confidence that comes with breaking a wooden board.
Newton's fourth law: We'll die in 2060
Renowned British scientist Sir Isaac Newton, the father of modern physics and astronomy, predicted the world would end in 2060 in a 1704 letter that went on show in Jerusalem today.
Braxton County Monster: Get ready for your close-up
An independent filmmaker is thinking about bringing another of West Virginia's legendary beings to the silver screen. This time it might be the Braxton County Monster -- known by some as the Flatwoods Monster.
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Dolly Parton now an honorary Girl Scout
I'm linking to this story simply as an excuse to give you this video of the Living Legend* performing one of the greatest songs ever written,
*Parton was awarded the Living Legend medal by the U.S. Library of Congress on April 14, 2004, for her contributions to the cultural heritage of the United States. This was followed in 2005 with the National Medal of Arts, the highest honor given by the U.S. government for excellence in the arts.
Friday, June 15, 2007
Osama Bin Laden in the USA?
Cannonfire takes aim at some very weird targets.
I had a few empty two-liter bottles lying around and my friend Jimmy suggested I build a boat out of them. I got curious and found that
a bunch of MIT students did something similar with Gatorade bottles and managed to make it across the Charles river.
Giant flying squirrel found in Jharkhand